Helping Kansans with disabilities to live and work in our community by promoting choices, independence and a better life.
Helping Kansans with disabilities to live and work in our community by promoting choices, independence and a better life.
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Awards

  • In 1971, KETCH became the first organization in Kansas to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, the national accrediting body for organizations serving people with disabilities.
  • In 1982, KETCH was awarded one of the nation’s top eleven “Awards for National Excellence” by President Ronald Reagan.
  • In 1988, KETCH receives the American Legion “Employer of the Year” award.
  • In 1989, KETCH became the first not-for-profit to receive the Wichita Chamber of Commerce “Over the Years” award. This annual award is bestowed upon a business contributing significantly to the economic well being of south central Kansas.
  • In 1995, KETCH’s Projects With Industry program received the “Outstanding Projects With Industry” award from the Inter-National Association of Business, Industry and Rehabilitation in Washington, DC.
  • In 2000, Ron Pasmore, president and CEO, was named “Professional of the Year” by The Arc of Sedgwick County.
  • In 2000, Lois Humphrey, vocational trainer, was named “Direct Care Staff of the Year” by The Arc of Sedgwick County.
  • In 2007, Larry Skinner, vocational trainer, was named "Direct Support Professional of the Year" by ANCOR's National Advocacy Team.
  • In 2007, Ron Pasmore, KETCH President/CEO, received the Mark D. Elmore award for his distinguished career from InterHab.
  • In 2010, KETCH’s new housing program, Richmond Place, received the Ad Astra Award for special achievement in affordable housing at the Kansas Housing Conference.
  • In 2010, Robin Johnson, KETCH Job Coach, received the distinguished service award for her service to persons with disabilities in maintaining employment in the community.